According to the preliminary analysis on United Hollywood
, the DGA cut itself a not-completely-sucky deal. Which is a relief, because the DGA has a habit of rolling over.
The WGA is not
obligated to take the DGA deal. Residuals are far more important to writers than the membership of the DGA, which is mostly not
directors. (The DGA is mostly assistant directors, who don't get residuals anyway.)
But if this means the studios are now considering negotiating in good faith, with the DGA deal as a starting point, it is a very good sign.
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